Do you need an ultra-fast, extremely reliable connection to another institution, data centre, service provider or different destination? SURFlichtpaden enables you to create an exclusive and direct connection outside the boundaries of the public Internet. Light paths offer additional security, reliability, and high capacity – guaranteed.
The rates for SURFlichtpaden depend on the desired bandwidth and the type of light path. The rates for 2020 are listed below.
National fixed light paths
The charges for light paths can be billed in 2 different ways:
- by endpoint, where each institution involved is charged 50% of the rates below, or
- by light path, where the requesting institution is charged the rates below.
In all cases, a light path is administratively linked to the requesting institution. This institution is responsible for consulting with the other institutions involved, and this institution alone is entitled to request interim changes (endpoints, capacity, etc.). Amounts are quoted in EUR per month excluding VAT.
A distinction is made between:
- Inner-City light paths: the SURFlichtpad ports are located within the same municipal limits
- Inter-City light paths: the SURFlichtpad ports are not located within the same municipal limits
Light paths to service providers connected to NetherLight
The rates below apply for light paths to service providers connected to NetherLight. These light paths are always administratively linked to the requesting institution and are billed in full to that institution. Amounts are quoted in EUR per month excluding VAT.
International light paths
Rates for this service are available on request.